How to setup the Amazon Simple Email Service (SMTP) for MorphyMail?
Amazon Simple Email Service is an SMTP relay service offered by Amazon. After signing up for Amazon SES , user will get the SMTP Settings from Amazon which he/she can insert in the smtp settings window of MorphyMail to send upto 50K emails per day. Cost of Amazon SMTP Server is just $1 per each 10,000 emails sent.
After signing up for Amazon SES, user will have to input his credit card information in the Amazon website. Amazon will automatically debit the user’s credit / debit card after 30 days according to usage at the rate of $1 per each 10K emails. There is no upfront fee to be given to Amazon to use their services. User can send upto 50K emails per day for 30 days without any payment.
HOW TO SETUP AMAZON SES?
STEP 1: Signup for amazon simple email service by following the link – https://portal.aws.amazon.com/billing/signup#/start
STEP 2: Enter your credit or debit card information when it is asked.
STEP 3: Complete phone verification if asked.
STEP 4: Goto the following URL: https://console.aws.amazon.com/ses/home?region=us-east-1#
Choose region as N. Virginia
STEP 5: From left panel Click Domains->Verify A New Domain
Then enter the domain name of your website. You should have a live website with valid content inorder to apply for amazon ses.
Once you have verified your domain name, you will get TXT records.
STEP 6: Goto the hosting control panel of your website (Cpanel/Plesk) and take “Zone Editor” or “Advanced Zone Editor” from cpanel and enter the TXT record provided by amazon in the DNS records.
STEP 7: Create a mailbox in cpanel / plesk of your website which you will be using as your sender email id.
STEP 8: From Amazon SES control panel left side menu, take “Email Addresses”->Verify a new email address. Then enter your email id associated with your domain. Amazon will send you a confirmation email. Open that email and click link in it to confirm your email address.
STEP 9: Take “Sending Statstics” from left side menu of amazon and “Request a sending limit increase” and fill in the form.
Amazon staff will then review your website and will approve your amazon ses account and enable your amazon account for sending real emails by uplifting your account from the sandbox state. You will get a confirmation in your email when amazon has increased your sending limits after which you will be able to send real emails.
STEP 10: From left panel of amazon control panel take “SMTP Settings”. Copy the server name and port number to a txt file. Then click Create My SMTP Credentials->Create->Show User SMTP Security Credentials. Copy the SMTP username and password to a txt file.
STEP 11: Open MorphyMail, take “Settings”->SMTP->SMTP Settings and input the servername , port number, username , password. Enable the TLS check box. Then click Add this SMTP->Save and close
STEP 12: Your are all ready to go. Compose your email in MorphyMail, Import your list and start sending emails..